for Guilford County Commissioner
Passion - Experience - Leadership
" FOR THE COMMUNITY FROM THE COMMUNITY "
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March, 31, 2022
IZZARD identifies 3 key elements in the commissioner race
My name is Anthony Izzard I'm a candidate for Guilford County Commissioner District 7, I was born and raised in Southeastern Greensboro which I'm proud of as well as a graduate of Ben L Smith High School and a proud graduate of North Carolina A & T State University. My platform is “Equality” Education, Health and Human Services, Economic Development /Workforce training. These areas are more than my platform, they’re also my passion for being part of my craft as a Fatherhood Coordinator working with fathers and families who are in need of these services to help strengthen the family dynamic.
STARTING WITH EDUCATION:
Due to a lack of oversight in the 2016 Smith High School construction renovation project from County Government GCS staff could’ve prevented the waste of over $5 Million to fix the issues that arose….Now we have the $1.7 Billion bond coming up and current $300 million construction projects of Guilford County Schools to renovate and rebuild our schools to state-of-the-art facilities, we must make sure there is oversight to eliminate those things that have occurred previously.
Health and Human Services:
I serve on the Infant Mortality Advisory Board for 8 years as well as on the Perinatal Health Strategic Planning Committee in 2016. Infant Mortality is personal to me. In Fayetteville, I carried my Infant cousin's little casket from the church to the cemetery which felt like a mile walk. We must continue to support the research and work to help our black and brown babies live long productive lives. Also, Health and Early Childhood are also an indicator for better education outcomes.
With the announcement of the jobs coming to Guilford County (Toyota, Publix, and Boom) and many more to come we must be prepared to fill the positions with citizens who will have adequate training including the Career Training Education (CTE) programs in Guilford County Schools and GTCC Workforce Trainings to ensure they can make a livable wage that can break the cycle of poverty for many of them in our community. We must make sure we get equal opportunities for equal outcomes
I’m constantly doing community service like feeding the children in the 27406 area of Warnesville, Hampton Homes and northern Randleman Rd hot meals when the pandemic shut schools down in March 2020 until they went back on campus then we provided after school snacks. I’ve volunteered on various boards and commissions Just to name a few: Infant Mortality Advisory Board (Triad Baby Love Plus) which I’ve referenced earlier, Nurse-Family Partnership Community Advisory Board, North Carolina Medicaid Waiver (Men's Health) Advisory Board, North Carolina Fatherhood Council, Ben L Smith Athletic Booster Club VP. Human Rights Commission, Greensboro Parks and Rec Commission, Guilford County Parks and Rec Commission, Divine Intervention Community Resources Liaison, Southside Reunion Executive Committee. I've also served on Eckerds Wilderness Camp Advisory Board and Hope Project (Gang Initiative) Advisory Board and Guilford County Fatherhood Council